Should you tip your cleaning maid? After enjoying dinner at a restaurant, you likely tip the waiter or waitress. However, it’s not always easy to know if you are supposed to tip! When it comes to cleaning services, tipping is not necessary, but it’s always appreciated!
If you are on the fence about tipping, this blog can help you decide! Here you’ll learn Calmaids’ take on tipping!
When you may tip your cleaner!
Tipping is never mandatory. However, some homeowners may want to leave a tip as a way to say “thank you.” Here are different situations when people may feel like tipping their maid!
1. For an exceptional service
The most straightforward reason to leave a tip for your maid is when they deliver exceptional service. Maybe they went above and beyond to tackle even the last stain in your home, or they were kind and friendly!
If you feel like the service is outstanding, you can leave a tip!
2. Near a holiday
Similar to how companies give a Christmas bonus to their employees, some homeowners feel compelled to give a bigger tip in the holiday season. This custom is especially important when the same cleaner has served a home during the year. However, it’s not a mandatory custom!
3. After a challenging cleaning
If you have a big home or your house is dirtier than usual, the professional cleaner will likely charge you more for the service. However, some conditions can make a cleaning job more challenging without impacting the rates!
For example: Is your home hard to reach? Your professional maid could spend more time than usual driving or stuck in traffic to get to your home. While the professional cleaner should know that every home is different and may have unique challenges, a tip could be a nice gesture!
4. When you feel like it!
When it comes to tipping for a service, the thing that matters most is if you feel like tipping! If you can afford to give the extra cash and want to do it, then go for it!
Remember: tipping is a way to say “thank you,” but not the only one! You are already paying for the service, and the maid should make enough money to make a living, so being kind should be enough!
How much to tip the maid?
If you decide to tip your maid after a cleaning service, there’s still another question: how much should you tip? The bottom line is the same; whatever amount is fine!
However, if you need a reference, tipping etiquette usually goes from 5% up to 20% of the cost of the service. Anything within that range will be more than welcome!
Do professional cleaners in Calmaids expect a tip?
Tips are never mandatory for Calmaids. All our cleaners are employees with a fair salary—enough to make a living. However, if you want to express your gratitude with a tip, it will always be welcomed!